Now that the Halloween trick-or-treating is done what does your family do with all that extra sugar? Eat it all in one sitting? Trade it in for candy or toys? Ration out over the next year? Get a visit from the Switch Witch, Pumpkin Fairy, or some other fictitious character who steals the candy away from your children?

Well for those who find themselves with a few extra pounds (of candy), here are a few local area businesses who will take it off your hands.

Sunnyside Dentistry for Children, Dr. Dustin Davis
11411 SE Sunnyside Rd. #101, Clackamas, Oregon, 97015
November 1-3, 2022, from 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Ages 0-18 yrs may bring their excess of Halloween candy to the dental office one of those days during business hours and receive $1 per pound (max $5) to exchange their candy (alternative prizes available). This is not limited to patients, all are welcome!

Hollywood Children’s Dentistry  
3839 NE Tillamook Street, Portland, Oregon 97212
November 1-3, 2022
Kids are encouraged and invited to sell Hollywood Children’s Dentistry their Halloween candy!  Children will receive $1 for each pound of candy. 

Bricks & Minifigs — Beaverton
3205 Southwest Cedar Hills Boulevard, Suite #44, Beaverton, Oregon 97005
November 1-10, 2022
Kids can turn in sealed and dry candy for store credit—50 cents of store credit per pound of candy. Store credit must be used the day received. Candy must be sealed, dry, and sorted into chocolate and non-chocolate bags. Candy will be shipped to troops overseas.

Aspire Dental 
511 SW 10th Ave #902, Portland, OR 97205
Buy back begins November 2.
Trick-or-treaters can bring in their candy and receive $1 per pound of candy. This event is open to all children and their parents in the Portland area. They will also be giving away prize bags. The candy will be donated to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. In addition to money and a prize bag, kids may enter to win one of three prize packages for their schools.

If you miss the window on buy backs, here are five other ideas for what to do with all that leftover candy! Plus, Ridwell is collecting Halloween candy as one of their featured categories in November. If you aren’t a Ridwell member, you could ask a participating neighbor if you can add your stash to their bin.

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